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David McCartney


I have been at St Edmund Hall since 2003. I studied pre-clinical and clinical medicine and after qualifying undertook a post on the Academic Foundation Training Programme. I commenced a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Academic Clinical Fellowship in the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in August 2011. This post integrates both clinical and research training.

My research interests are focused on Cardiovascular Disease. I am particularly interested in risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease and how these might be modified by interventions in a Primary Care setting that will ultimately result in improved health outcomes. I am currently investigating the trends in various social inequalities in Coronary Heart Disease and considering what factors might have influenced the observed trends. I teach both pre-clinical and clinical students. I mainly teach the second year pre-clinical students as part of their ‘Systems of the Body’ course and also contribute to the teaching of the sixth year students as they prepare for their finals.